SOLO(s) PROJECT HOUSE presents
ARIANA BARAT “Maison de Chevaux”
Solo(s) Project House presents an exhibition of new work of artist, Ariana Barat. The exhibition “Maison de Chevaux” will be on view from January 11th – March 12th, 2014 (Extended Closing) . A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, January 11th from 7-10pm.
Maison de Chevaux, translated to “House of Horses” is an exploration of the horse as symbols of conflict, conquest, freedom and repression. Barat’s work depicts the continuity of time though woven narratives that braid past artistic styles with modern aesthetics as her drawings are layered with images that reference history and our contemporary culture. Through her examination of power, the artist places one foot in the past and the other in the fantastical space of the epic, creating fictional narratives that simultaneously seduce and implicate the audience. The characters in her environments undergo various power struggles and the use of repetition in her compositions proclaims the cyclical tendencies of the abuse of power throughout history.
Barat is a graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has exhibited extensively in the North East including Manhattan Graphic Center, Littlefield Gallery and Pen and Brush Gallery. She currently is heavily involved in the Lower East Side Print Shop and most recently completed Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art’s Emerge Program.
“Maison de Chevaux” is Barat’s first solo exhibition, which will coincide with an intimate NYC solo exhibition titled “House of Horses” at SPH sister space, S & J Project(s), located at 191 Henry St. NYC.